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What are the laws for the state of tennessee for the distilling

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What are the laws for the state of tennessee for the distilling of alcohol for personal use?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  GoLaw replied 8 years ago.

Unfortunately, the moonshine laws are alive and well in Tennessee. The manufacture of alcohol for any purpose without a license is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.00. I have inserted the applicable code section below for your reference:


39-17-706. Manufacture of alcoholic beverages. -

(a) It is unlawful for any person, company, or other entity to manufacture intoxicating beverages unless authorized by law to do so; provided, that this section shall not be construed to prohibit the manufacture of alcohol for use as a fuel to power motor-driven vehicles and machinery or for heating purposes or of not less than one hundred eighty-eight (188) proof for chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, and bacteriological purposes.

(b) A violation of this section is a Class A misdemeanor.

[Acts 1989, ch. 591, § 1.]


Please let me know if you have any questions or need clarification. Thanks.

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